Bushnell, Florida – Harold Spencer Beckwith – September 3,1922 to February 2, 2023
The family of Harold Spencer Beckwith announces his passing on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at the age of 100 years, 6 months and 9 days. Harold was born September 24, 1922 in Corunna, Michigan, the son of the local Blacksmith. Harold was preceded in death by his loving wife of nearly 77 years. Harold will be lovingly remembered by his children James (Denice) Beckwith and Jerry Beckwith (deceased). Harold will also be greatly missed by his grandchildren Mellissa (Brian) Tort, Stephanie (Erik) Elliott, Steven Beckwith, Sheri Beckwith and Timothy Beckwith and great grandchildren Samantha, Kaleb and Avri. In addition to the immediate family Harold is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Harold enjoyed a lifetime of being creative. He owned and operated a thriving business at Houghton Lake, Michigan for 12 years, followed by many years with contractors and builders at Houghton Lake and in the Leesburg, Florida area. He also thoroughly enjoyed the craft/art of woodworking with unique and custom home furnishings.
Harold had several opportunities for missions trips through the Work and Witness Program of the Church of the Nazarene, taking him on trips to Nicaragua and Alaska through his son James. His abilities as a welder enabled the construction of several churches. His craft abilities were stretched in the ability to design and build hundreds of wooden communion sets for congregations and pastors. His work in this field enabled communion sets to be placed in 23 countries and several hundred pastors hands in the form of visitation sets. If all of the sets produced were used at one time, over 17,000 individuals could be served the sacraments.
Harold was also known as a person who could maneuver his way through fixing many objects that were considered broken or used up. Words around the house and among friends were often “If it is broke or doesn’t work, give it to Harold, he will get it working again, he can fix anything”.
After a lifetime of giving 110% he is now joined with Lilah, resting with Jesus and enjoying their joy leading him through The Promised Land.
A private Funeral Service in memory of Harold will be held for the family. Arrangements for Harold are being handled by Beyers Funeral Home, 134 North Highway 27/441, Lady Lake, Florida 32159. Visitation will be Monday, February 6, 2023 from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.